National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), formerly National Open School (name changed in 2002), is the board of education under the Union Government of India. It was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India in 1989 to provide education to all segments of society under the motive to increase literacy and aimed forward for flexible learning. The NIOS is a national board that administers examinations for Secondary and Senior Secondary examinations similar to the CBSE and the CISCE. It also offers vocational courses after the high school.

NIOS had a cumulative enrollment of about 1.5 million students from 2004 to 2009 at secondary and senior secondary levels and enrolls about 350,000 students annually which makes it the largest open schooling system in the world

International collaboration and overseas centers

The NIOS collaborates with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO It also has study centers for Indian expatriates in the Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Nepal, Canada, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States of America.

NIOS offer the following courses
  • Open Basic Education (OBE) Programme for 14+ years age group, adolescents and adults at A, B and C levels that are equivalent to classes III, V and VIII of the formal school system
  • Secondary Course—Equivalent to class X
  • Senior Secondary Course—Equivalent to class XII
  • Vocational Education Courses
  • Life enrichment programs
  • D.EL.ED. course
  • Secondary and Senior Secondary Course For ITI Student


The public examinations are held twice a year in April–May and October–November on dates fixed by the NIOS. However, one also eligible to appear through the On-Demand Examinations at Level and Senior Secondary level in those subjects only in which candidates have taken admission in NIOS for subject wise learning. Results of the public examinations are announced usually six weeks after the last date of examinations.

What does NIOS do?

he National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) provides opportunities to interested learners by making available the following Courses/Programmes of Study through open and distance learning (ODL) mode.

  • Open Basic Education (OBE) Programme for 14+ years age group, adolescents and adults at A, B and C levels that are equivalent to classes III, V and VIII of the formal school system.
  • Secondary Education Course
  • Senior Secondary Education Course
  • Vocational Education Courses/Programmes
  • Life Enrichment Programmes

Envisages schooling by providing a learning continuum based on graded curriculum ensuring quality of education for children, neo-literates, school drop-outs/left-outs and NFE completers. For implementation of OBE programme, the NIOS has partnership with about 853 Agencies providing facilities at their study centres. It is a sort of academic input relationship with partnering agencies. The NIOS provides resource support (such as adaptation of NIOS model curricula, study materials, joint certification, orientation of Resource Persons and popularisation of OBE) to the voluntary agencies and Zila Saksharta Samities (ZSSs) etc., for implementation of its OBE programme.

At the Secondary and Senior Secondary levels, NIOS provides flexibility in the choice of subjects/courses, pace of learning, and transfer of credits from CBSE, some Board of School Education and State Open Schools to enable learner's continuation. A learner is extended as many as nine chances to appear in public examinations spread over a period of five years. The credits gained are accumulated till the learner clears required credits for certification. The learning strategies include; learning through printed self-instructional material, audio and video programmes, participating in personal contact programme (PCP), and Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA). Enrichment is also provided to the learners through the half yearly magazine "Open Learning". The Study Material is made available in English, Hindi and Urdu mediums. The On-Demand Examination System (ODES) is in operation at Secondary and Senior Secondary stage. NIOS offers 28 subject in eight mediums (Hindi, English, Urdu, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam and Odia) for Secondary Examinations and 28 subjects in Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali and Odia mediums for Senior Secondary Examinations. Besides these, NIOS has provision of offering Vocational subjects in combination with Academic subjects at secondary stage and 20 vocational subjects in combination with Academic subjects at Senior Seondary level.

Acknowledging the fact that the young entrepreneurs will be the wealth of the nation, the learner friendly Vocational Education programmes of NIOS provide excellent prospects for the learners. It offers Vocational Education programmes in different areas such as Agriculture, Business and Commerce, Engineering and Technology, Health and Paramedical, Home Science and Hospitality Management, Teacher Training, Computer and IT related sectors, Life Enrichment Programmes and General Services. Knowledge, skills and qualities of entrepreneurship have been made essential components in curricula for Vocational Education with emphasis on practical and on the job training in related industrial units.

In order to upscale and place the Open Vocational Education Programme on a sound pedestal, NIOS is seeking collaboration with leading organizations in different educational development sectors like Industries, Medicines, IT etc. Within the overall provisions of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF-2005), NIOS has brought out a significant documnet titled "Vocational Educaiton and Training: A Framework on Curriculum Imparatives with a Foucs on Knowledge Acquisition and Skills Development: Initiative through Open and Distance Learning". It is hoped that this document with prove useful as the basis for preparing a well deliberated Programme of Action (POA) for implementation of Vocational Education Programmes through ODL.

The NIOS programmes pay special attention towards requirements of the first generation learners, physically, mentally and visually challenged learners and candidates from disadvantaged sections of the society.

Regional offices Jurisdiction/States covered
Delhi I East Delhi, North Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, Jhajjar, Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad
Delhi II South Delhi, West Delhi, South West Delhi, Central Delhi, New Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad
Bengaluru Karnataka
Hyderabad Telangana
Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
Pune Maharashtra and Goa, Daman and Diu
Chandigarh Haryana (excluding Faridabad, Gurgaon and Jhajjar), Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh
Kolkata Sikkim, West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Subcentre Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar Odisha
Kochi Kerala
Chennai Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry
Patna Bihar
Jaipur Rajasthan
Gandhinagar Gujarat
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
Raipur Chhattisgarh
Guwahati Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur
Ranchi Jharkhand
Prayagraj Uttar Pradesh

NIOS Admission 2023 Open For 10th And 12th Students

NIOS Admission 2023 Open For Stream-1 Block-2 (10th And 12th Students)

9th, 10th, 11th or 12th Failed Student Can Directly Pass Class 10th or 12th

NIOS Admissions are open for Stream-1 Block-2 exams which are held in September - October 2023 for those students who wants to appear in secondary exam directly and also wants to appear in senior secondary exam directly i.e. 10th and 12th exams by NIOS.

SS Coaching helps to prepare you for the examination of National Institute of Open Schooling Board (NIOS) in Stream-1 for Block-2. Hurry-Up to save your precious time and take the admission in EDUPATH Coaching. Seats are limited.

The NIOS is a great step in providing quality education. The Govt. of India has vested authority with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) to conduct Public Examinations and provide Secondary and Senior Secondary level certificates, which are equivalent to the certificates provided by any other Board. National Institute Of Open Schooling (NIOS) is one of the three National Boards while the other two are CBSE and ICSE.

In Stream 1st (Block 2) of NIOS Board, Mark sheet, Provisional Certificate, Migration cum Transfer Certificate, and Passing Certificate will be awarded of the year 2023 to successful learners

How to apply for NIOS Admission

The NIOS admission for class 10th (secondary) and class 12th (senior secondary) is open for Stream-1 Block-2 examinations. All the students who wish to appear for the NIOS for 10th & 12th exams in the month of Sept & Oct 2023 and want to give their best in the exams can fill the NIOS admission application form through our website of NIOS Coaching.

Follow points below to apply for the admission for NIOS:

  • Visit the admission portal of EDUPATH Coaching –
  • Fill in all the details required
  • Upload all the supporting documents
  • Save your form for future references
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ Button

Why Should You Apply Enrollment In NIOS?

We have seen many students who are not good in many subjects. They get poor marks or fail in their board exams and get easily distracted in life. These students lose all hope in life in the field of education. Here NIOS board came as blessings in life as this NIOS gives any student a second chance to qualify their board exams without wasting the whole year.

In the NIOS Board, you can appear for a few subjects in the first half of the year and for the remaining subjects in the next half of the session.


For Class 10th (Secondary)

  • Birth Certificate form Nursing Home/First Class Magistrate/Nagar Nigam/Aadhar Card/any ID Proof.
  • 8th Class Pass Transfer Certificate.
  • 6 Colored passport size photographs along with Name and Date.
  • Guardian/Parents Address proof (Photocopy) except Driving License.

For Class 12th (Senior Secondary)

  • Photo Copy of Class 10th Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate.
  • Photo Copy of Aadhar Card/any ID Proof.
  • 6 Colored passport size photographs along with Name and Date.
  • Guardian/Parents Address proof (Photo Copy) except Driving License


NIOS Subjects Lists For Class 10th & 12th Click Here
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Why EDUPATH Coaching For NIOS Exam?

EDUPATH Coaching is the best NIOS coaching that will help failed students to clear secondary and senior secondary exams. NIOS board passed students can comfortably appear for the competitive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, PMT (NEET), CA, CS, ICWA, CLAT, and other more professional completive exams. SS coaching will help you to pass exams through the NIOS board which is equivalent to the other boards like ICSE or CBSE.

EDUPATH Coaching is renowned for NIOS Coaching in KOCHI providing information about NIOS board (National Institute of Open Schooling) and tuition classes for secondary class (10th) and senior secondary class (12th). EDUPATH Coaching also helps students to fill the online admission forms in streams 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the NIOS Board for qualifying 10th and 12th class.

For any help related to admission in NIOS please contact EDUPATH coaching on our email – Contact No. 9746349575 , 9995864857

Mission & Vision Of EDUPATH Coaching

Vision of EDUPATH NIOS Coaching

EDUPATH Coaching’s Vision is to acknowledge that higher education has greater responsibilities to meet the needs of society both in India and abroad. EDUPATH Coaching has taken a decade of pioneering hard work by the academic community to bring NIOS education under one roof. The institute has developed a system of education which lays more emphasis on learning than on mere instruction. The move to enroll and educate students with National Institute of Open Schooling is an extension of our Inclusive education programme. Those children who are not able to cope with the load of the regular curriculum in spite of the concessions provided by the board for candidates with special needs, are offered the option of completing their school education through the NIOS stream.

The NIOS examination is equivalent to X and XII board examinations. As there is flexibility in the choice of subjects and a time period of 5 years to complete the course as a whole or in parts, many children of our institute and others are able to complete their school education and move ahead.

Mission Undertaken By EDUPATH Coaching

Our mission at EDUPATH Coaching is to prepare students with learning disabilities and failures who are not able to complete education because of a number of reasons, to learn from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) curriculum at class IX, X, XI, and XII level, and function at their maximum discharge.

This can only be achieved by well-equipped and experienced teachers who will use the available and most current, state of the art practices in educating the NIOS learners. We all are aware about how new NIOS Board is to the Indian education system, so our mission also includes well organized and fully dynamic practices of getting student passed from NIOS. In achieving this objective it is recognized that these students display varying and distinctly different skills and areas of needed development that require a comprehensive approach to classroom instruction. Students classified as learning disabled typically exhibit a wide range of academic and social abilities and needs. And in response, teachers will use a wide variety of teaching and evaluation strategies in our classrooms to suit and meet those needs.

An overwhelming philosophy of our program is to pass on to our students in a manner that accepts and understands their worth as human beings, that respects and upgrades their dignity and status, and that reflects to society and other qualified professionals their positive attributes, learning potential, and individuality and that they also have the valour to compete like others in this competing world now of ours.

For any help related to admission in NIOS please contact EDUPATH COACHING 9746349575 , 9995864857
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